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    "You can tell he still has some things to learn. That's a tough one," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "That's why you really admire a kid like Buster Posey and what [the Giants] did last year -- going to the World Series with a rookie catcher. [Mesoraco] studies hard. He's very conscientious but he still has some things to learn. He's come a long way in a short period of time and still has a long ways to go.

    "The raw ability is there, no question. He feels bad when something bad happens to his pitchers. That's how you want your catcher to be."

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    My Take: That comment can be translated into this:

    "He not as good as Buster Posey", "He isn't really major league ready", "He's got a long way to go before he can be a major league catcher".

    This is the man that will greet these premium prospects. This is how the manager will have the backs of this once in a lifetime slew of prospects. These are the comments that these new players will read.

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    Re: Dusty On Mesoraco

    And he is back for the 2012 season....

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireDusty View Post
    "You can tell he still has some things to learn. That's a tough one," Reds manager Dusty Baker said. "That's why you really admire a kid like Buster Posey and what [the Giants] did last year -- going to the World Series with a rookie catcher. [Mesoraco] studies hard. He's very conscientious but he still has some things to learn. He's come a long way in a short period of time and still has a long ways to go.

    "The raw ability is there, no question. He feels bad when something bad happens to his pitchers. That's how you want your catcher to be."

    Crusty Faker

    My Take: That comment can be translated into this:

    "He not as good as Buster Posey", "He isn't really major league ready", "He's got a long way to go before he can be a major league catcher".

    This is the man that will greet these premium prospects. This is how the manager will have the backs of this once in a lifetime slew of prospects. These are the comments that these new players will read.
    Well we could redo Austin Kearns and Adam Dunn all over again. Tell them how great they are and watch them fall apart due to apathy, injury and laziness.

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    The Reds future as far as the minors go,does not,and will not be relevant under Dusty Baker.And we wonder why this organization does not progress.One good year,now back to the same ole,same ole.As far as expectations go,the Reds are the biggest letdown in major league baseball this season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jr's Boy View Post
    The Reds future as far as the minors go,does not,and will not be relevant under Dusty Baker.And we wonder why this organization does not progress.One good year,now back to the same ole,same ole.The Reds are the biggest letdown in major league baseball this season.
    I wouldn't go that far...

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    Re: Dusty On Mesoraco

    Dusty didn't say "big time." That fact alone is big time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jr's Boy View Post
    As far as expectations go,the Reds are the biggest letdown in major league baseball this season.
    Spot on. Baker should have been fired a month ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWRed View Post
    Dusty didn't say "big time." That fact alone is big time.

    No it's not. It's because Baker's already got his numbers, he's tired, and he's no longer dealin'.

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    I think it's funny that you take any Dusty quote and flip it your way. There are SO many things to complain about how Dusty has handled this season, him speaking the truth about Mesoraco isn't one of them.

    It's obvious he has a lot to learn, and it is also obvious that his raw ability is exciting. How Buster handled the SF pitching staff last season as a rookie was really impressive, but it's also worth noting that he had more time to work with his pitchers. Once they caught fire Posey had a some experience with those guys.

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    My prediction is that Mez gets dealt in a trade, Ramon gets re-signed, Stubbs gets dealt...........one or two of the young starting pitchers get dealt, and the Reds acquire a front line pitcher and cleanup hitter. Wouldn't surprise me to see Votto dealt either.

    I think this team will look different next year.
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    But why do these kids always have so much to learn when they get to the bigs? What are the minors for? Most players toil four or more years learning the ropes I would think; not to mention having probably played and watched the game since they were 7 or 8 years of age. This game isn't rocket science.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasdave View Post
    But why do these kids always have so much to learn when they get to the bigs? What are the minors for? Most players toil four or more years learning the ropes I would think; not to mention having probably played and watched the game since they were 7 or 8 years of age. This game isn't rocket science.
    It's Dusty protesting that he even has to deal with any rookies at all. mes is already better than the majority of catchers in the big leagues. He just need innings. Innings he didn't get because the damn team waited to long to bring him up.

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    Re: Dusty On Mesoraco

    dusty wants to reacquire taveras, patterson, and all his great veterans

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    oops.
    Last edited by texasdave; 09-20-2011 at 10:03 PM.

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    my bad
    Last edited by texasdave; 09-20-2011 at 10:04 PM.


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